oa South African Family Practice - The atypical pneumonias : the South African context : CPD
|Article Title||The atypical pneumonias : the South African context : CPD|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Publication Date||Mar 2006|
|Pages||20 - 27|
|Keyword(s)||Atypical, Chlamydia, Legionella, Mycoplasma and Pneumonia|
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common clinical presentation in general practice. The prevalence and burden of disease caused by the atypical bacteria (<I>Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae</I> and <I>Legionella pneumophila</I>) are not well defined in South Africa. Each of the atypical bacteria is discussed individually with regard to clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. A unified approach to CAP and its management is discussed.
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